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Trapp Vienna Lager - Trapp Family Lodge Brewery

Trapp Vienna LagerTrapp Vienna Lager

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%

Brewed by:
Trapp Family Lodge Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An amber lager style that has all but disappeared over the last century. This soft, delicate beer has a touch more of a sweet finish than Helles. With a slightly higher alcohol level of 5%, this lager is still very drinkable. A subtle hop finish rounds out this delicious lager.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 04-21-2010)
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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-slightly hazy amber color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-toasted malt, grassy, hint of sweetness

T-toasted malt, toffee, grassy, slight herbal, mild bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp, refreshing

O-this was a pretty tasty lager, very drinkable

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 00:22:32 | More by MDDMD
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Farm House Tap and Grill, Burlington, NY.

Poured a dull copper hue with a one half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft earthy caramel and light grassy hop.

The taste consisted of light toasted malts, a soft caramel and grassy balancing hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the rounder side of the style.

Overall a tasty malt forward lager.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 00:40:30 | More by plaid75
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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tap: Poured a light clear amber color lager with a small foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light cereal notes with light caramelized malt notes. Taste is a mix of light medium-sweet caramel malt with some cereal and grainy notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Nothing earth shattering here but well balanced and easily drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 18:25:56 | More by Phyl21ca
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New Jersey

3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler from the brewery. Pours hazy-golden with short-lived white head. Nose is of noble hops and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of noble hops, biscuit malt, cooked vegetables and yeast. Finish is long and clean. Nothing special is going on here but it is still crisp, refreshing brew.

Serving type: growler

07-05-2013 13:14:24 | More by mikeg67
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3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

At Hop & Vine's Vermont Exchange

This beer was decanted from a pitcher and had no head in my glass. Medium copper color with good clarity. Aroma is lightly fruity with noticeable, but not excessive, diacetyl. Very nice flavor coming from bready malts, with a creamy, chewy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2013 23:38:46 | More by kscaldef
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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

Lots of head on this, with lots of uniform pinhead bubbles, and off tan white head color with a real nice crown. Body is a real golden brown dark and filled with lots of rising carbonation that creeps slowly. Nice looking and aggressive.

Nose is very light toasty malts, a faint honey. Hints of wood, light toffee and sweet caramel just hiding in the back.

Palate hits withe an almost soda wet carbonation, but the flavors are nice and toasty rich. Light airy toast with hints of gaseous carbon dioxide. Crispy hop finish, and grass like tastes on the aftertaste. Quenching and quite dry.

Overall a real satisfying Vienna Lager.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 20:46:21 | More by smakawhat
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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I suspect this is the last one of these I'll have for a while. The Trapp beers come in quart (whoops - liter) flippies which is a format homebrewers like. The Vienna is a toasted hazy gold in the glass and the head was pretty sturdy. Initial smells seem subtle but inviting and get better. It's that first wonderful soft so balanced lager taste that wins every time for this beer and its brewery. An absolute Olympic gold medal winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 17:42:52 | More by BeerIsland
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3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this while on vacation in Stowe. Was looking forward to this brew; a little disappointed. The appearance was light copper in color. It had a decent smell; thought it might have been a little more malty though. Its taste was average at best, nothing spectacular. Overall, a good beer, but again I was looking for something a little more special. I will have to try a different brew next time. I am definately not giving up on this brewery yet.

Serving type: growler

06-22-2012 01:06:24 | More by jsouza
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New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on: ? (Picked it up fresh in July)

Purchased @ Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe Vt on a joint family vacation with Rochefort10nh.

Price - $18.00/bottle (1 quart 1.8oz)

Pours a beautiful shade of copper with a two inch fluffy white head and great legs. Much more lacing than I was expecting.

The smell begins with a sweet aroma of caramel malt followed by fresh baked bread and floral hops.

The taste is lite and not overly sweet with caramel, bananas and bread.

Mouthfeel is soft and creamy smooth from start to finish with a medium body. Slightly carbonated and very drinkable. There is a build up over time of some dryness from the hops which adds to the balance.

Overall this is a very solid lager and true to the style. I also enjoyed their Dunkel lager on tap which was just as enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 22:39:53 | More by 05Harley
Photo of Damian


3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap at the Hermitage Inn, West Dover, VT
Served in a nonic

The beer poured a clear, brassy yellow color. Quite pale for the style. There was no head but only a thin wisp of bright white froth covering the liquid.

The aroma was surprisingly sweet. Lots of fresh cereal grains, toffee and honey. Somewhat candy-like (perhaps some bubblegum notes?). Ripe fruits were also noticeable.

Unlike the nose, the taste was crisp and much more akin to the style. Biscuity, crackery malts appeared up front. Slightly grainy. Some minty, herbal hops appeared mid-palate and intensified in the snappy, refreshing finish. As the beer warmed, the sweet cereal grains that dominated the nose appeared in the flavor profile.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Rich and creamy with a lively, finely bubbled effervescence.

The Vienna lager is an often overlooked beer style but this example was quite noteworthy. Well balanced and quite flavorful, this could be quite sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 04:20:14 | More by Damian
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Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with a small size frothy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a faint amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - breads/grains, toffee, grass, light hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and it has a slightly creamy feel to it. I can taste breads/grains, malts, and a fair amount of toffee flavour. I can also pick up on some hops and a bit of a nuttiness. It finishes with a malty and sweet aftertaste.

Drink - A pretty bang on example of the style. The flavour is very well balanced and it would work well as a session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2011 14:44:11 | More by spinrsx
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New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alewife and I each had a 0.5l stein of this ($5.00) for our second round while lounging at the Trapp Deli/Brewery on 02APR11.

My stein was this time filled with a medium golden offering, with steady carbo within the slightly hazy liquid. The head was fluffy and white, ebbing at a slow pace and lacing up the glass nicely. The color seemed a bit light for a Vienna, but it was attractive nonetheless. The aroma was bready and toasty, with some florality also present. Bodywise, it was in the medium range, and had a mild prickliness on the tongue.

Taste is toasty and crackery, with semi-sweetness and light caramel. Malts here are solid and well put-together. Floral hops come around at the end, with a subtle grassiness also in the mix. A solid Vienna; quite well made and satisfying! Prosit!!

look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2011 17:36:35 | More by Bierman9
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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured clear with a good frothy head. Good retention. Smell is sweet malt with a very faint caramel/cotton candy aroma. Taste is moderately sweet malt, commanding but not cloying. There is a faint burnt caramel edge that doesn't quite fit in, and this affects the otherwise near perfect mouthfeel. Very drinkable, would be an A+ if the malt was a little smoother.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2010 09:46:45 | More by skivtjerry
Photo of youbrewidrink


4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't remeber if this was at Flatbread or the Farmhouse, no matter they both are great.

Nice rich amber hue with a great aroma of grain and grass.

This beer is very malty, but in a good way. It was no overly sweet like some malty beers tend to be.

The beer was indeed very chewy, but not cloying or oily.

Drinkability is where this beer really shines. It is crisp and clear and provides a mouthfull of taste.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2010 16:56:21 | More by youbrewidrink
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Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz glass on tap at American Flatbread.

Pours a clear amber, some golden highlights, very thick and tight white head forms and settles down to a thick layer and ring, lots of lace sticks to the glass.

Smell is great, very rich and malty, big honey and caramel sweetness, toast and biscuit, bready, some light floral and herbal hoppiness, earthy, real nice.

Taste is similar, very very malty, intense for the ABV, very rich, caramel, very light butterscotch, bread, toast and biscuits, bready, a touch of floral, nice herbal and earthy bitterness, very balanced.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. A great lager, very smooth and drinkable, very clean, just fantastic stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2010 18:53:00 | More by Viggo
Photo of grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

sampled on tap at american flatbread burlington june 1/2010.

pours crystal clear deep amber with a big fine pure white head. the head drops slowly and leaves lots of lace as it falls.

aroma is nice. floral and herbal hops. hint of butterscotch. white bread and cracker. faint toasty notes. light alcohol.

taste is good. light butterscotch and honey. white bread and cracker. bit of grain. light alcohol. light herbal and floral character. light tropical fruit.

mouthfeel is great. nice light body. silky smooth and almost creamy. just under medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. nice balance. crisp and refreshing. a tasty lager!

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2010 18:54:11 | More by grub
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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice amber color with a two-finger head into my glass.

Aroma is grainy, sweet and much like fresh baked bread. Very nice.

Taste is sweet with grainy malt upfront. Slightly chewy. Refreshing. No harshness to be found.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering chewiness/graininess. Once again, it tastes like it's well-balanced.

While I found this on tap at american flatbread, I would definitely visit the actual brewery. Very well done and I think this is the brewer's (Allen Van Anda) true calling. You can find the helles lager at the Farmhouse Tap and Brewery as well (I didn't get a chance to sample it there).

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2010 04:02:11 | More by Brad007
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4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8oz pour into a small glass.

Pours a golden amber color with a very small white head. Nose is a bit sulfury and sweet with a light maltiness.

Taste is very rich and malty and super drinkable. There's a very lIght hoppiness and smooth crisp finish. Really this is an xcelle t xample of the style a bit less toasty than I'd like but very good.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2010 23:32:09 | More by kingcrowing
Trapp Vienna Lager from Trapp Family Lodge Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.